Porsche Remembers the 914-6 GT

Introduced in 1969, the 914 was a mid-engined four-meter-long sportscar jointly-developed by Porsche and Volkswagen and offered with a range of inline-four engines and a 2.0-liter flat six.
Porsche 914-6 GT 1 photo
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Sold in almost 119,000 examples by 1976, the 914 also spawned the 914-6 GT, a race car that was produced in only 3,360 units (the regular model sold almost 119,000 examples). All of them were powered by 2.0-liter flat-six units, but some of them were raced using different configurations. In 1970, a factory-backed 914-6 GT finished 6th overall and won its class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Although far from being as popular as the 911, the 914-6 GT won its place in Porsche’s racing hall of fame and is still remember after more than 40 years since its production ceased. Earlier this week, the Stuttgart-based automaker revisited the short 914-6 GT chapter by releasing a video with the vehicle that was owned and raced by Ernst Seiler a.k.a. “The Hunter”.

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